The Rum Diary
Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s “The Lost Generation,” Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman, Chenaults and her fiancée Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.
As the Eisenhower era draws to a close, journalist Paul Kemp decides he's had enough of New York and takes a job in Puerto Rico, where Paul struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Rum Diary torrent reviews
(au) wrote: Decent horror movie.
(us) wrote: i like'd the movie!! remind me of me!! but i guess not every ppl have that kind a thing n again it was not much different from Love Aaj Kal and the climax of the movie destroys it totally.. like but not very like.
(us) wrote: During it's opening sequence, I said to myself, "This might be an interesting film." And then, SCS(Shaky Camera Syndrome) kicked in and I felt my hope waning. However, the story grew on me, and the characters became more and more interesting; particularly Colin Farrell's character. The only reason this film has four stars is because of the performances. The SCS is almost unbearable and the dialogue isn't particularly well written(although there is a brief rip-off to a famous line in 'The Godfather: Part II'). The story gets interesting, and the characters end up in situations that get more and more thrilling and suspenseful. Only to end with a dissatisfying ending in which the most interesting and pivotal characters aren't concluded. Such things make me sit and wonder: "How could they think that was okay?" But, the plot twists are more than satisfactory. There is a most frightful scene involving a newborn baby that the villian threatens to kill with a hot iron. Scenes like that made me want to jump into the screen and punch the lights out of certain, despicable characters. This was a short one, I've pretty much said everything I've got to say. Go see the movie, it's some pretty good stuff.
(au) wrote: Killshot is a very underrated hitman flick. I had never even heard of this film until it was loaned to me, but I must say that I really enjoyed it, even though it has a number of familiar ideas that have appeared in a number of films like it. Is it a masterpiece? No, not by a long shot. But it works quite nicely for some breezy entertainment with just the right amounts of dark humor and drama that never feels cheesy.The plot follows four separate characters: a separated couple - Wayne and Carmen Colson and two hitmen whose paths just so happen to cross: an experienced one (Who is also wanted by his former employers for killing a girl he wasn't supposed to) known as "Blackbird," and the other, a stupid rookie whose approach is too gung-ho for his own good.When Blackbird and the rookie decide to extort money from a real estate office, the man they planned to steal from (Or kill him if he didn't have the money) isn't there for when they show up. Instead, Wayne Colson, who's looking for a job in real estate just so happens to be there, along with his estranged wife, Carmen.The robbery becomes botched when the Colsons fight back against the two hitmen. The hitmen flee the scene, but the Colsons are still in danger and are put into protective custody while the two men look for them. Now the couple not only has to deal with the fact that murderers are on their trail, but also have to try and deal with one another during this tumultuous time.I felt that the story was well-written and engaging most of the time. There were some rough spots and I wished that more character development had been given to the main characters at certain points (Especially Mickey Rourke's Blackbird character), but the script remained steady and intriguing, with just the right amounts of drama, suspense, and dark humor thrown in. Though the characters are interesting, the Blackbird character steals the show as he is by far the most interesting and the main reason to follow the story as he is forced to deal with his past actions, how he handles the rookie, and more.The acting is also pretty solid, though Mickey Rourke steals the show with another one of his badass character performances. While a number of people found Joseph Gordon-Levitt's performance to be over the top, I think he did a pretty good job as the rookie killer with his wild bravura performance, which I think fit his character. However, I wish Rosario Dawson's character was given a lot more to do, as she is a great actress capable of so much more, though she is mostly pushed off to the side in the film. She's still good, but I felt that she was wasted. The couple in the film, played by Thomas Jane and Diane Lane also do a good job, though they do admittedly pale in comparison to the likes of Mickey Rourke.The film also moves at a brisk pace, making for a very breezy 80-odd-minutes of entertainment with action, suspense, dark humor, drama, character development, romance and the usual things you'd want from a hitman flick. It was quite a lot of fun to watch and certainly not boring, though I do wish it was a longer film because it had a lot of neat ideas that I wish had been fleshed out more.Killshot is a terrific hitman flick that will provide a lot of solid entertainment for 80-odd-minutes. It's not something you haven't seen before, but for what it is, it's very well made and engaging in the ways you'd want from a hitman flick. I think it's much better than the overall reception would lead you to believe.
(ag) wrote: Really great, despite the story getting jumbled towards the end, what with Charlie Kaufman's crazy writing. One of the best directors ever, so you can't help but love the movie.
(au) wrote: Unoriginal and tiring.
(us) wrote: Loved it and most was historically accurate.
(jp) wrote: Supported by an awesome cast and impressive narrative, Catch-22 fluidly transitions between being a dark comedy and a depressing war story, only weighed down by an overwritten script.
(jp) wrote: OK movie, a great story and good scares with a shocking climax. What a rush of a movie, I had so much fun. Top notch storytelling.
(es) wrote: Not for everyone. I enjoyed it's quirkiness